Fun fact I stumbled on: the Caribbean/Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal is WEST of the Pacific entrance.
A geographic oddity
How red are my hands? I descend from slave owners. My biological father developed weapons of mass destruction, chemical, biological, radiological, and advocated for them as somehow superior to nuclear weapons options. As a youth, American men and boys, not much older than me, were sent to Vietnam to burn women and children and villages, with napalm. Under 43 America murdered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, tortured many more. I can, of course, go on.
If you ride a horse sit close and tight, If you ride a man, sit easy and light.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
I use this website as an archive of my scientific publications and as a place to post occasional observations on life, the world, and whatever comes my way. It's all very indulgent at this point.
I've just completed migrating the site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9, which was more work than certainly I'd have liked. But Drupal 7 is way out of date now, and they say future upgrades will be pretty painless. We'll see about that.
Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought. To rest one's case on faith means to concede that reason is on the side of one's enemies - that one has no rational arguments to offer.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede
“We are not planning to attack other countries,” he told a Turkish reporter. “We didn’t attack Ukraine, either.”